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2019 TOURNAMENT
for the Stephen Angry Anderson Trophy
November 10 through to November 24

2001 Match Play Championship

2001 Match Play Championship.

Finalists and spectators after the 2001 Match Play Championship.  Back row l to r - Java Haas, Tiger Wood, Ford Funk (winner), Sergio Grasscia (runner-up), Hunter Meehan and Soldier Montgomerie.  Middle row - Karrie White, Dick Faldo, Jose-Mumma Olazabal, Shigeki Moroneyama, Costantino Blocker, Ken Crenshaw, Davidson Love III, Vijay Field, Notah Kelly, Seve Hemosteros and Tubby Waldorf.  Front row - Danny White Shark, JPY Hayes, Garry Mize, Bluey Dunk with offspring and Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson.

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EARLWOOD TIME

JAVA TOURNAMENT CLOCK

2019 WORLD SERIES NEWS

February 3.  Prospective Costa Plenti Estate residents are required to send their $200 accommodation deposit, half of which is non-refundable, to President Love's Cayman Island account by Friday, February 15.  The cost of a bed on the estate is $400 with final $200 payable early May.

The tournament entry fee is $450 and should also be preferably paid prior to the tour.

After receiving notices of withdrawal from three of last year's players (Bourkie Baird, Jose-Mumma Olazabal and JPY Hayes), WS XXXI, starting on May 13, will likely have up to 20 starters.  Confirmed venues are Gosford (Monday), Wyong (Tuesday), Toukley (Thursday) and Shelly Beach (Friday).

The week long sporting and cultural extravaganza, incorporating two sanctioned World Series events, has been christened 'The 31 Unlucky for Some Tour'.

POST 2018 MATCH PLAY FINANCIAL STATEMENT

November 26.  The club has released it's latest audited post-tournament accounts.

Balance Pre Match Play - $3138.85

MP Revenue - $1190 (17 players)
MP Expenses - $2404 (green fees 978, prizemoney 700, milestones 200, hospitality 526)

Tournament Loss - $1214

Balance Post Match Play - $1924.85 (includes $200 deposit with Shelly Beach for 2019)

Davidson Love III
Club President & Auditor

CRENSHAW WINS 2018 THE PINNACLE

Kenny Crenshaw

November 25.  Kenny Crenshaw won his second match play title after defeating Notah Kelly 5 & 4 in The Pinnacle's championship match.  The final never reached any great heights after Crenshaw cruised to a lead of 4 up after only 7 holes.

So complete and one-sided was the victory, former President Seve Hemosteros left the presentation area early to attend the Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory soccer match.  "It couldn't be any worse than the crap served up today," opined the harsh critic of the club's playing standard.

Crenshaw's win comes on the back of a remarkable run - this was his third consecutive final.  He played off 9 when he lost to Grantief Goosen (2015), 6 when he lost to Java Haas (2017) and 3 in this year's final.  His 2019 handicap, +2, reflects that success.

POST 2018 WORLD SERIES FINANCIAL STATEMENT

May 19.  The club has released it's latest audited post-tournament accounts.

Balance Pre World Series - $3568.50

WS Revenue - $8470 (21 players + 1 tourist)
WS Expenses - $8899.65 (course costs 3959, golf extras - ids, balls, shirts 1268.75, milestones 150, prizemoney and trophy 1560, hospitality - tues lunch, wed lunch and betting, fri bar tab, beercoins 1706.90, refunds - kentie and early fri leavers 255)

Tournament Loss - $429.65

Balance Post World Series - $3138.85 (includes $200 deposit with Shelly Beach for 2019)

Davidson Love III
Club President & Auditor

2018 WORLD SERIES - HEMO DOES IT AGAIN!

Seve Hemosteros

May 18.  Seve Hemosteros (pictured), the man primarily responsible for the creation of the Earlwood Social Golf & Euchre Club, has won the club's milestone 30th World Series of Golf.

Entering the final round at Shelly Beach as one of 3 co-leaders, the big-hitting sometime Blue Bay resident saw off their title aspirations and then repelled the late challenge of Peard Fulke to record his 4th Central Coast victory (previously won 1989, 1996 and 2003).

Fulke's late run was a welcome return to form for the veteran NRL Interchange Official and he was joined on the podium by 3rd place-getter, the uber-consistent Kenny Crenshaw.

EARLWOOD STOCK EXCHANGE

Beercoin

Beercoin's listed price is underpinned by the cost of a schooner of Resch's served in the public bar of The Entrance Hotel during the World Series of Golf (1 schooner = 1 Beercoin).

The club's fully laden vintage drinks

The club's fully laden drinks cart outside the old Resch's brewery on South Dowling Street

Magnolia Drive (formerly Wharf Road)

Magnolia Drive, the grand tree-lined entrance to the R&A Marrickville

1989 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def.
Costantino Blocker

1990 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Tubby Waldorf def.
Big Jack Daley

1991 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def.
Garry Mize

1992 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Shigeki Moroneyama def.
Soldier Montgomerie

1993 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Tack Nicklaus def.
Hal Whitton

1994 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def.
Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson

1995 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Hal Whitton def.
Cavey Pavin

1996 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Cavey Pavin def.
Java Haas

1997 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Vijay Field def.
Dick Faldo 4 & 3

1998 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Costantino Blocker def.
Bluey Dunk 2 up

1999 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Soldier Montgomerie def.
Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 8 & 7

2000 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Dick Faldo def.
Costantino Blocker 4 & 3

2001 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Ford Funk def.
Sergio Grasscia 2 up

2002 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Vijay Field def.
Java Haas 4 & 2

2003 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Shigeki Moroneyama def.
Garry Mize 5 & 3

2004 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def.
Ken Crenshaw 1 up

2005 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Bluey Dunk def.
Tack Nicklaus 3 & 1

2006 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Edwardo Romero def.
Vijay Field 6 & 4

2007 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Kipper Parnevik def.
Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 2 & 1

2008 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Notah Kelly def.
Peard Fulke 2 & 1

2009 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Ken Crenshaw def.
Boo Boo Weekley 3 & 1

2010 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Peard Fulke def.
Karrie White 4 & 3

2011 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Henney Stenson def.
Tubby Waldorf 3 & 1

2012 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Kipper Parnevik def.
Grantief Goosen 6 & 5

2013 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Bourkie Baird def.
Peard Fulke 3 & 1

2014 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Boo Boo Weekley def.
Dick Faldo 4 & 3

2015 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Grantief Goosen def.
Ken Crenshaw 4 & 3

2016 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Muzzy Zoeller def.
Bourkie Baird 3 & 2

2017 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Java Haas def.
Ken Crenshaw 2 up

2018 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Ken Crenshaw def.
Notah Kelly 5 & 4

ABOUT THE PINNACLE™

The tournament is a handicap match play event spanning 3 consecutive weekends and, with the possible exception of the semi-finals, competitors must walk the course and comply with the Tournament Competition Committee's (TCC) nominated playing schedule.

All members are welcome to play socially on qualifying day even if they are unable to participate in the match play rounds.

PLAYING DATES & TIMES

The opening round will be held on Sunday, November 10, with the first group off the tee at midday.  Players must report to the starter 30 minutes beforehand with a schooner and their 1. $100 entry fee in hand.  Unless we have exactly 16 competitors, The Don Lane Invitational (a stroke event in 2019) will determine the 8 qualifiers seeded through to the first round of match play at midday on Heckle Sunday, November 17.

The semi-final matches are by default set down for the following 2. Friday afternoon, November 22, unless both players and President Love III (Ret.) agree to a change.  The tournament concludes with the Championship Match on Sunday, November 24 (midday start).

1. Covers all tournament green fees

2. President Love has decreed that should a member of the Bong Bong 6 reach the semi-finals, their match would be by default played earlier in the week (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) as they'll be mingling with Southern Highlands High Society on Thursday and Friday

THE VENUE

The Royal & Ancient Marrickville Old Course will host the Match Play Championship for the 31st consecutive year.  This internationally renowned public course, featuring the toughest and most picturesque holes on the Cooks Peninsula, provides competitors with the ultimate golfing challenge.

PRIZEMONEY

Prizemoney will be based on playing numbers - 3. $700 (450/250 split) for up to 20 starters and $850 (550/300) for 21 or more.

3. The cost of trophies has been included in the increased prizemoney for the finalists.  If either want a trophy, it will have to be paid for out of their winnings.

STRONG FIELD LIKELY

The TCC will formally issue invitations to eligible players for the popular "home" event.

The defending champion, Kenny Crenshaw, headlines the expected international field of *Kipper Parnevik, Paulking Harrington, Seve Hemosteros, *Henney Stenson, Garry Mize, *Muzzy Zoeller, *Dick Faldo, *Peard Fulke, *Bourkie Baird, *Grantief Goosen, *Java Haas, *Bluey Dunk, *Soldier Montgomerie, Karrie White, *Ford Funk, *Boo Boo Weekley, Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson, Hunter Meehan, Thongchai JD, Lewis Oosthuizen, *Davidson Love III, *Notah Kelly III, Ralphy McIlroy, Danny White Shark and *Tubby Waldorf competing for the prestigious Stephen Angry Anderson Trophy (*past champion).

DRINKS CART

Our fully laden vintage drinks cart (pictured) will be dispensing free refreshments, including Edmund Resch's finest, throughout the tournament for players and spectators alike although the first Sunday may present a problem with no driver holding the club's mandatory Irresponsible Service of Alcohol certificate presently available.

ACCESS TO THE COURSE

To avoid the large crowds entering the course from Magnolia Drive (pictured - formerly Wharf Road), players and their entourages have been allocated reserved car spaces in Beaman Park.  From there, it's just 2 minute walk across the magnificent Tubby Cotter bridge to the R&A locker rooms.

For spectators, a free park and ride bus service leaves Earlwood every 20 minutes from outside the Coles supermarket car park and drops them off at Magnoilia Drive.  Sydney Ferries also operate a single jet cat service to the R&A from Circular Quay.  The Lady Fatcat departs Wharf 3 at 11.00am and arrives at the Man O' Golf steps, adjacent to the first tee, at 11.40am.  At low tide, the service terminates at Tempe's Golden Gate Bridge leaving passengers a leisurely 20 minute stroll to the course along the rejuvenated Cooks River foreshores.

CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

The event has delivered some of the club's most unforgettable moments including the 1990 Final when Tubby Waldorf and Big Jack Daley brought the large and boisterous gallery to it's knees when they witnessed both players carding seven over par 11s to halve the 17th hole.  As Big Jack always points out, he was playing 5 off the tee and, knowing the calibre of his opponent, correctly assumed he was still a chance.

In 1997 Dick Faldo was chasing his first major when he stepped onto the 11th tee, one up over the late Vijay Field.  His scudded 6-iron sent the ball careering into the ladies tee marker 10 metres ahead.  The marker - 4 inches tall, bright red, cylindrical and made of concrete - correctly applied Newton's Third Law (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction).  On it's return journey, the ball neatly parted the assembled spectator mass standing behind Dick before it landed out of bounds in the Cooks River.  Both ball and Dick's title challenge sank simultaneously.

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